An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Testing, Testing

(Pro 30:5 KJV)  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

What is the purpose of testing or as the KJV says being “pure” (6884)?  Too often we tend to think in terms of finals.  Our grade depends on the score we get.  In education and training that has a place, but there is another concept in testing that educators talk about a lot but rarely do to any real purpose.  One of the concepts behind testing is to find out how much you know so that the missed concepts and facts can be retaught.  It is a wonderful concept that does not work in education because of time restrictions and other problems that are more political so I won’t go into them here.

We should have time to apply this in our lives but the testing is kind of in reverse.  It is more a pattern of applying the principles and standards, seeing how we are doing and moving on.  The Christian life is a walk not a crisis.  It is growth, not stasis. 

So?  When you find a truth that you have been ignoring or have not been aware of, apply it.  Make it a part of your pattern of behavior or your world view.  Make it a matter of thought and prayer. 

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